For someone with Eastern European ancestry, some genetic ancestry from East Asia is expected due to historic population expansions from the East. When considering what genetic ancestry from East Asia means to you and your [...]
The most likely reason for someone with a European genealogy to have genetic ancestry from the Americas is a previously unknown Native American ancestor. This may be from North or South America. In some cases, [...]
I had my Family Finder results analyzed using a third party service. Why do the results differ from myOrigins?
If you use a third party tool, it is natural for there to be minor differences for the myOrigins results due to either different methodologies or different population sets.
myOrigins says 35% of my ancestry comes from the Southern Europe region. What does that tell me in terms of my shorter term ancestry vs. longer term ancestry?
Your percentage from any one reference population may reflect either recent or long term genetic ancestry. Determining which it is requires that you evaluate your results in light of what you know of your family [...]